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Portrait of Aristotle

Aristotle

384–322 BCE

Greek philosopher and scientist

The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful.

TOPICS: beauty, order, symmetry

Number proceeds from unity.

TOPICS: numbers, unity

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The primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it.

TOPICS: knowledge

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